Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3915-1 ruby-mixlib-archive -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 20 Jul 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 868572.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-1000026.
- More information:
It was discovered that ruby-mixlib-archive, a Chef Software's library used to handle various archive formats, was vulnerable to a directory traversal attack. This allowed attackers to overwrite arbitrary files by using a malicious tar archive containing ".." in its entries.
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.2.0-1+deb9u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your ruby-mixlib-archive packages.